First Pie of the Season: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

I know that last month, I promised as the strawberries came into season, to write about a bunch of recipes that used them while they were at their peak of flavor and freshness. And did I do that? No. Why? Because I was too busy eating them up to cook with them. They just tasted […]

Oatmeal Cookies: Homely, Humble And Just Darned Tasty

Some of my favorite dishes are not very appealing to look at. Some of them are downright ugly. Shepherd’s pie is that way. So is split pea soup. Many dishes with beans and southern cooked greens are less than attractive–one glance at the beans, ribs and greens in my Hillbilly Deluxe Dinner (you pronounce that […]

Baking Again: Rasberry Rose Crumb Bars

One of those rare baking fits has come upon me, and I have no idea why. It isn’t that I want to eat sweets, necessarily. I am still more likely to crave beans, rice, corn tortillas and a good stir fry than sweets. But I have the desire to bake sweet things and then feed […]

Key Lime Pie is Not Green

Unless, of course, you are one of those infidels who puts green food coloring in it. In which case, I am not speaking to you. Key lime pie is properly a rich, creamy yellow, from the egg yolks that enrich the citrus-kissed custard that makes up the filling. I did not grow up eating key […]

Meyer Lemon and Ginger Pie

One of the best things about having a food blog is the people you meet. People like the nice lady in California who read the post I wrote about Meyer lemons last year, and commented that if I wanted to pay for the shipping, she would pack me up a box of her Meyers from […]

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